2022-23 Milken Educators

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Third grade teacher, Katherine Dunn Elementary School | Sparks, NV

How did third grade teacher Liz Barnum feel when Lowell called her name at Katherine Dunn Elementary? "Absolutely dumbfounded," she told us after her Milken Award surprise on February 7, 2023. Her classroom buzzes with activity and excitement as students lead discussions, take risks, and work together to reach their potential. "I love being a part of my students' lives, as much as they are of mine," Liz says. "They always have a huge impact on me."

There was one very special student in the audience: Liz's daughter Gabby, a Katherine Dunn kindergartener. It's not every day you get to see your mom honored like a movie star or top athlete in front of the whole school!


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2023 Milken Educator group
AL Bryan Cutter
AZ Megan Brown
AR Emily Howard
CO Tiffany Miera
CT Elaine Hill
HI Esther Kwon
ID Anna Attebury
IN Angela Fowler
IN Brittany Tinkler
KS Kristine Becker
LA Dereka Duncan
KY Charlotte Buskill
LA Corrie Campbell
LA Elise Frederic
ME Sarah Collins
MD Dion Jones
MA Leigh Beson
MS Tyler Shows
MO Vanessa Thomson
NE Lisa Moody
NV Liz Barnum
NV Jason Murray
NV Rejily Soriano
NJ Shaina Brenner
NM Christopher Nunez
NY Caitlin Garvey
NC Jessica Barnette
RI Emily Rendine
SD Abby Turbak
TN Alexa Guynes
TX Jenna Dean
TX Diana Lopez
VA Pamela Stepko
WV Andrea Trio
WY Jessica Kavitz